NTDC Photo Competition 2023

What makes you love your role as a Technician?

What makes your role special?

The past three years of photo competition submissions have delivered amazing photographs from technical staff across the UK and beyond. The image carousel above showcases the fantastic entries we received in 2021 and 2022.  Technicians play vital roles in their teams and every role, technician and team is different. In order to celebrate the uniqueness of every technician, we are running our annual photo competition between January and June 2023.  

We want to see how your technical role is special, why you love it and how technicians make it happen!  

This year’s competition prizes are sponsored by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (first prize), and Chromatography Direct and Anthias Consulting (runner up prizes). The closing date for submissions is the 30th June 2023. We will invite all winners to join us at our Partner Forum event in September 2023, where we will showcase the shortlisted and winning photographs. 

For more information and submission processes, see below. 

First Prize: £300 cash

The first prize is sponsored by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS). Read more about SLS under the Sponsors toggle. 


Runner Up Prize 1: £200 cash

A runner up prize of £200 cash is sponsored by Chromatography Direct. Read more about Chromatography Direct Ltd under the Sponsors toggle.

Runner Up Prize 2: £200 cash

A second runner up prize of £200 cash is sponsored by Anthias Consulting. Read more about Anthias Consulting under the Sponsors toggle.


Scientific Laboratory Supplies

SLS have grown to become the UK’s largest independent supplier of laboratory equipment, chemicals and consumables. Because of their independence, they are unique in their approach to sourcing and supplying the highest quality, best value products and brands, providing precisely what you need, exactly when you need it.

Chromatography Direct

Chromatography Direct is a leading innovator in the design, development, and manufacturer of their own branded consumables as well as an exclusive distributor for other chromatography and mass spectrometry related products. Based in the UK, they operate globally through a network of distributors and OEM channels. They are pioneers in the industry for developing the highest quality consumables at unrivalled prices.

Anthias Consulting

Anthias Consulting are experts in the analytical science fields of Gas Chromatography (GC, GCxGC), Liquid Chromatography (HPLC, UHPLC, LCxLC), Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS, LC-MS, ICP-MS), Spectroscopy (ICP-OES, IR, UV-Vis, AA), Mass Spectrometry Imaging (DESI, MALDI, SIMS), Physical & Structural Properties of Molecules (KF, LDA, XRD), Thermal Analysis (DSC, TGA) and all related techniques.

To enter the competition, please complete this Google Form. Both your supporting statements and photograph entry should be submitted within the form. See terms & conditions for full details. 

Your photograph and supporting statements will be presented to a panel of NTDC/HEaTED staff and Specialist Advisors. 

All entries will be anonymised as much as possible without altering the supporting statements. 

Closing Date: 30th June 2023

Entries Permitted: 1 per person

Full terms & conditions can be found here.